wolfSSL running on Xilinx Versal Hardware Encryption

Our Xilinx Versaldemo shows wolfSSL making calls to Xilinx hardened crypto, doing both basic unit tests and benchmarking with it. Xilinx hardened crypto is accelerated crypto operations (SHA3-384 / AES-GCM / RSA / ECDSA) available on Ultrascale+ devices and is available for use with the latest and greatest Versal boards. wolfSSL makes these calls using the API from Xilinx’s XilSecure library (https://github.com/Xilinx/embeddedsw/tree/master/lib/sw_services/xilsecure) and with the addition of Versal there was minor changes to the existing calls to make use of the new features available (ECC / RNG / AES-GCM with AAD). Benchmark numbers are being fine tuned but you can see well over a Gigabyte per second with AES-GCM operations in the demo and improvements in performance of RSA, ECDSA, and SHA3-384 over software only implementations.

A previous white paper going into the setup and use of wolfSSL on older Ultrascale+ devices with Xilinx hardened crypto can be found here (https://docs.xilinx.com/v/u/en-US/wp512-accel-crypto).

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